Benet Catty Productions

Howie the Rookie

Revival of the play by
Mark O'Rowe

Dates
March-April 2009

Performances
17

Audience
400+

Set Designer
Nicola Dobrowolski

Lighting Designer
Benet Catty

Sound Designer
Simon Perkin

Company
Grassy Knoll

Cast
Kieran Gough
Johnny Vivash

For the first time since its multi award-winning premiere a decade ago, HOWIE THE ROOKIE returned to London.



In a radical new staging, Mark O'Rowe's acclaimed double monologue met with universal critical acclaim and played to packed houses, nightly cheers and even a standingovation.

A scabies-infested mattress burns in the backfields.
Two prized Siamese fighting fish are dead.
This is going to be a very bad day for Howie Lee and The Rookie.

This visceral urban thriller about loyalty, honour and fate combines gritty suburban realism with blistering Dublin vernacular. Brilliantly written, frenetically-paced and spectacularly staged, HOWIE THE ROOKIE was a total blast.


Across its reviews this production of HOWIE was praised for the actors, the direction, choreography, design, lighting, sound, even atmosphere. For its final nights there was a queue for returns, a rare sight in a fringe theatre.

Hopefully HOWIE won't be gone for too long.

NEW! TRAILER FOR PLANNED REVIVAL:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWi7ya1prhY

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